Beckhoff Automation Hires Three New Regional Application Engineers/Specialists

MINNEAPOLIS, July 27, 2005 - Beckhoff Automation is pleased to announce the hiring of three new application engineers/specialists for on-site customer support. As precipitous sales growth continues for Beckhoff in North America, these engineers are strategically placed to help increase service to some of Beckhoff Automation's fastest growing sales regions.

Prior to joining Beckhoff, David Zimbrich served as Senior Field Application Engineer for Square D/Schneider Electric. Zimbrich will handle application support in Beckhoff's North sales region and will be based in the Chicago area. Working out of the Atlanta area, David Fischhaber will provide support to Beckhoff customers in the Southeast region. Fischhaber previously worked as a contractor with his own company, Creative Integration and was formerly Chief Electrical Engineer for G&L Technologies. Located in the Toronto area, Andy Burleigh is the newest application specialist for Beckhoff Canada. Burleigh previously worked as a Control Software Designer at Eagle Precision Technologies.

"These new additions to the Beckhoff Automation team of regional applications engineers will help us continue to deliver the high-quality, direct assistance our rapidly growing customer base deserves," said Graham Harris, President, Beckhoff Automation. "I'm confident that all three of our new applications specialists are expertly capable to help our customers get their new projects up and running as quickly and smoothly as possible."

David Zimbrich has an Associates of Science in Engineering from Harper College in Palatine, Ill. David Fischhaber studied Electronics Engineering at the Ohio Institute of Technology and Wayne State University. Andy Burleigh studied Computer Science and Electronics Engineering at Trent University and Sir Sandford Fleming College.

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in 50 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

Please send readers' questions regarding "New Beckhoff Automation Regional Application Engineers/Specialists" to:
Beckhoff Automation LLC
12150 Nicollet Ave. S
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-890-0000
Fax: 952-890-2888


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